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of afghanistan today ordered all u.s. special operations forces to leave an embattled area of that country within two weeks because of torture and other allegations against afghans working with the americans. the area is wardak province, not far from kabul. for more on this, we turn to nbc pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, what is this all about? >> lester, this order today shocked u.s. defense and military officials, taken totally by surprise. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condone or took part in any kidnappings, torture or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. now, in the past, president karzai has taken the u.s. military to task, in part, to show the afghan people that he's in charge. but wardak province is a taliban stronghold, one of the hottest combat areas in afghanistan. so if karzai's playing politics here, it's an extremely dangerous game, lester. >> could this derail the planned 2014 withdrawal of the majority of troops, the schedule the administration is currently sticking with? >> well, people are already wondering that. president obama has already a
. in a speech last summer, brennen said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples
's the problem. it's not the actual extraction of it. they're making the money. >> reporter: according to the u.s. energy administration american households spent about $3,000 on gas last year which works out before taxes about 4% of a household's income. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >>> comments about traffic in los angeles, turns out traffic here in the bay area is just as bad. tonight a new study reveals our dubious link with southern california. res researchers say we have the second worst traffic congestion in the nation. experts say there's no fix. a live look at our evening commute. it doesn't look so bad. let's bring in bay area's marianne favro with the details. >> reporter: whether you watch here in oakland or here in fremont, you are part of the second worst commute in the nation when it comes to hours spent waiting in traffic. a new report from the texas a&m transportation institute says only washington, d.c., drivers spend more time waiting in traffic. the study found in 2011 you spent on average 61 hours sitting in your traffic. want to put a price tag on that waste
officials as he ordered all u.s. special op forces to leave a key battleground province and taliban stronghold in two weeks. u.s. military officials strongly deny u.s. commandos condoned or were involved in any kidnapping, torture, or murders of afghan civilians or suspects. >>> another ripple in the oscar pistorius story. he isn't the only one in his family accused of killing someone. an attorney for pistorius family confirmed his older brother, carl, is charged with culpable homicide, the equivalent of negligent homicide, after allegedly striking and killing a female motorcyclist with his car in 2008. his attorney says he's innocent and a test at the time proves alcohol was not involved. >> in his final blessing sunday days before his resignation, pope benedict said he's not abandoning the church but serve in a way more suitable to his age and strength. the pope has accepted the resignation of the cardinal from scotland following allegations of inappropriate behavior with other priests. who is to blame for the bp oil spill? today a trial will try to answer that question. opening s
against u.s. companies. >> reporter: why is china so aggressive? >> china needs to maintain a very high rate of economic development to keep their citizens happy, to keep their citizens willing to tolerate the kind of oppressive government they've got. >> reporter: president obama signed an executive order last week permitting intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with targeted companies. and calling for voluntary standards to protect vital sectors. banking, the power grid, transportation from attacks. many from china. congress refused to pass legislation last year to improve cyber defenses. republicans objected to new regulations and civil liberties groups worried about privacy. how vulnerable is america? only today the state department is investigating whether one of its associated websites was hacked last night by the activist group known as "anonymous." the attorney general today quoted cyber security experts as saying america now has two types of companies. those who know they have been hacked and those who don't know it yet. brian? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. ne
's revolutionary guard a terror organization. and today, incorrectly referred to the u.s. policy on iran and nuclear weapons as containment. >> by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: hagel said he fully backs the president's position that iran cannot be allowed to get nuclear weapons and says the u.s. should talk to iran. >> engagement is not appeasement. engagement is not surrender. >> reporter: and tonight administration officials tell me that while this was not a perfect performance, they have no indication that democrats have turned against hagel. no sign that his confirmation is in trouble. brian? >> kelly o'donnell on the hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> the senate also gave final approval today to a measure that would at least put off the debate over raising the debt ceiling. this measure suspends the government's borrowing limit to may 19th. the national debt will be pushing $17 trillion. in other words, it's really washington's version of kicking the can down the road. the president is expected to sign this bill immediately. >>> now to the
in afghanistan as a new commander of nato and u.s. forces took over. marine general joseph dunford succeeded general john allen who has been in command for the last 19 months. president obama has nominated allen to be the supreme allied commander in europe. the u.s. and its allies plan to hand over security to afghan forces at the end of next year. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, new information about a potentially deadly disease that's made a big comeback. >>> and later, why they're all rooting for this big guy as a top contender for best in show. >>> we're back with health news, and concern about a growing outbreak of whooping cough. it's a bacterial infection that can be fatal to very young children, while it was almost gone at one time, cases are now on the rise. nbc's chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman has more on this tonight. >> reporter: 2012 was america's worst year for whooping cough in more than six decades. >> there's a tremendous outbreak of whooping cough across the united states right now. >> reporter: as scientists try to figure out how to better p
deaths in the u.s. and canada. speaking of weather, let's go now to bill karins, nbc meteorologist. so much to watch over the last four days. >> it looks like another possible storm in the east coast this upcoming weekend. everything else around the country looking okay. we got a little snowstorm this morning in north texas kicking out of new mexico. we're also going to watch some of that heavier rain in areas of oklahoma this morning. otherwise, many areas of the intermountain west and west coast are looking just fine. let me give you a little tour. high pressure kind of cool temperatures over nevada and utah and also down to northern arizona. but we're just fine this morning with clear skies in san francisco and l.a. vegas, clear skies, 36. cold air mass. 46 in portland. 45 in seattle. today's forecast looks just fine. a few showers in the northwest. just like yesterday, if you get hit you consider yourself very unlucky. the west coast usually more quiet. alaska is active with light snow there. we'll see 1 or 2 inchs . cooler air moved in. tucs tucson, only at 55 today. even hawaii i
congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million project would include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space to accommodate google's largest business jets. the proposed airport would bring in nearly $3 million a year in rent and would create hundreds of permanent jobs and up to 200 construction jobs. the san jose city council is expected to vote on this proposal coming up in april. >>> texas governor rick perry stepping up his campaign to try to steal business away from california. perry planning to visit silicon valley, san francisco and los angeles during a four-day trip that starts this sunday. he's planning to tell people that texas is a better place
memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens who are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self-defense. among those targeted, an warral aulaqi, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling document. it sets out the government's claimed authority. >>> senators are demanding more transparency about the strikes and expected to press josh brennan, the architect of the drone policy. during his confirmation hearings tomorrow. meanwhile, with billions of dollars in crippling budget cuts that go in effect march 1st, president obama urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: what exactly is the sequester? if you think as the federal budget as a t-bone steak, it is like a butcher's knife loping off a big piece, a trillion dollars worth of domestic spending, what experts call the worst way to deal with the budget. they dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. in a few hours the pres
this week. here is the a.p. headline. u.s. limited in fight against north african militants. the united states is struggling to confront an uptick in threats in the newest hot spot with limited intelligence and few partners to help as the obama administration weighs who you to keep islamic extremists from jeopardizing national security without launching war. we want to put up a map here. and explain to people where this is. egypt, libya, algeria, mali, niger. when i read about the idea that we don't have enough intelligence, we've known about al qaeda in north africa since before 9/11. this is the original safe haven of osama bin laden, was north africa. did we drop the ball? >> you know, when al qaeda attacked the united states on 9/11, and it became clear that we had to go to war on terrorism against al qaeda, we focused on al qaeda's core leadership and where they were at. and we've done that. we've gone after them in pakistan, afghanistan, and going after them in yemen, going after them in somalia. yes, they are out there. >> it's been out there a long time, right? it's not new. >>
that are already open on saturdays will stay open on saturdays. now this morning at a news conference the u.s. postmaster general says the elimination of saturday mail is necessary to save about $2 billion a year. money that is badly needed. just last year the postal service lost almost $16 billion. that was a record amount. it was so bad it defaulted on billions of dollars of payments to its pension fund. the post office blames some of its recent troubles on the internet as more and more customers stop buying stamps and instead pay their bills online, which is free and much more convenient. >> letter care yertss tell me, mr. donahue, get the five-day, preserve package delivery on saturday. customers want that. we don't have enough mail to sustain that. they know that. >> everything in my post box is flyers and bills. >> on saturdays? >> on every day. >> so you are not going to miss either of those? >> rightp. >> i'm disappointed in the way the government's going right now. they're closing all these jobs down for people. and basically it's a tragic thing. a lot of jobs lost by that, don't you
u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> i
, like this u.s. stock investment, activision blizzard inc. publishes the game you are watching right now "call of duty: black ops 2"" regarded as one of the most violent gun toting games on the market to the extent these kinds of video games contribute to violence, how can california support the video game publisher with its money but not the gun manufacturer, the position seems inconsistent? scroll up the investment report and look under sovereign bond and there you'll find kingdom of bahrain. if you recall, bahrain experienced protests and vicious government crackdowns throughout the arab spring. now the country is a u.s. ally and it houses our fifth naval fleet but its government is accused of gunning down innocent pr protesters, torturing those in police custody and arresting thousands to preserve power. so why aren't the country's graphious killings and actions cause for divestment? the calpers fund supports anheuser-busch and they make budweiser, among other beers. alcohol abuse is linked to 75,000 deaths a year in the u.s. according to the cdc more than double the 32,000 people ki
. $10,000 for bruce lee items. $5,100 for fur capes and parkas. and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. >> using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra was also charged with income tax evasion in the case. "i offer no excuses for my conduct," jackson said in his statement. "i want to offer my sincerest apologies to my family, my friends, and all of my supporters for my errors in judgment." jackson resigned last november just weeks after easily winning re-election. while he dropped from public view last year and said he was being treated for bipolar disorder, fbi agents were closing in, initially investigating allegations one of his fundraisers offered to raise campaign cash for now convicted illinois governor rod blagojevich in exchange for naming jackson to fill barack obama's senate seat. ♪ today at a rally held by operation push, the group founded by his father, family members stood by jackson. >> we can make it through this period of time. i love my brother. i will
are beginning to get answers. u.s. coast guard said diesel fuel leaked from one of the engine return linesn n ton to surface, sparking a fire that knocked out the system. coast guard estimates that a full investigation will take about six months. >>> well, it's time now for the weather. bill karins joins us with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. storm moving through the west. it's going to be a quick mover. cold temperatures with it. the snow elevations are going to significantly drop. if you look at that spin off the oregon coastline, that's the culprit as it dives now to the south. it's already bringing snow to some elevations and areas of northern california. rain showers elsewhere. here's the pattern. high pressure has protected the west for a while. it's now retreating and moving out as we get a trough moving down from the gulf of alaska. it has cold air with it. it also has enough moisture to produce rain and snow. a little here towards the medford area, especially the higher elevations. eureka, just rain showers for you. this is trying to push its way towards interstate 5 ne
france on a team sponsored by the u.s. postal service. the government today joined a lawsuit that had been filed earlier by one of his teammates, floyd landis. it says armstrong violated a strict ban on illegal drugs, all the while claiming he never used them. the government says armstrong and his team owners cheated the postal service out of at least $30 million that it paid to sponsor his racing team. but armstrong's lawyers say tonight the postal service's own study show it benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totalling more than $100 million. the justice department says lance armstrong's confessional television interview will be a factor as this goes forward, brian. >> pete williams in d.c. for us tonight. pete, thanks. >>> now to that huge winter storm that left parts of the midwest buried in snow overnight. it's all headed northeast now with new england looking at its third weekend in a row with significant precipitation and high winds. nbc's john yang in chicago covering for us. >> reporter: across the midwest, the day after the storm brought more treacherous t
, as always. >>> 20 years ago today, our nation entered a new era of terrorism on u.s. soil, yet, that realization took a while to sink in at first. a truck bomb went off in the basement parking garage of the old world trade center in new york, a place we now call ground zero after those buildings were taken down by terrorists on 9/11. the attack 20 years ago killed six people, injured 1,000 more. americans were glued to the tv coverage that day showing the coughing victims emerging in the light snowfall, many people covered in soot. >>> still ahead for us, as our broadcast continues, we'll talk about this alarming trend, an increase in advanced breast cancer cases among young women. >>> and later, a pair of trailblazing brothers making incredible music and inspiring the next generation in the process. ♪ >>> we mentioned this earlier. there are some alarming headlines out tonight about breast cancer in younger women. a new analysis shows advanced breast cancer cases are up among women ages 25 to 39. our chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman, is in our new york studios with
and moves to the east. now, again, as we take our look here at the u.s., the rest of the country, we are dealing with what the weather channel is calling winter storm nemo, it is bringing in quite a snow, blizzard-like conditions. we're also looking at wet weather down through the gulf coast. we expect to see severe weather developing over the next 24 hours through central texas and making its way tomorrow on into the gulf coast. look for a lot of snow out through the rockies, plenty of sunshine through the central plains. temperatures are on the cool side through the southwest into southern california. chillier than usual. we also look for still leftover snow from michigan on into ohio. some parts of michigan, yes, in the last 24 hours, northern michigan, picking up 15 inches of snow, snarling traffic and bringing down power lines and we expect also to see plenty of sunshine through the southeast. we're going to have your local forecast in just a little bit, but first, this message. "love" a collection by prabal gurung, exclusively at target. for a limited time. >>> 7:20 on a friday
to the meeting because they are frustrated that the u.s. and europe have refused to provide arms and other aid and create a no-fly zone. secretary clinton had proposed that along with defense secretary leon panetta last year, at least proposed arming and training some rebel groups but the president rejected that plan last year. tomorrow, of course, the biggest problem, the biggest obstacle that the new secretary of state, john kerry, will face to getting rid of the assad regime is russia. he will meet tomorrow in berlin with the russian foreign leader. that's a very big challenge. as he continues what he's calling a listening tour, nine countries in 11 days. natalie? >> andrea mitchell, traveling with the secretary in london, this morning, thank you. # >>> more legal trouble for the >>> more legal trouble for the pistorius family this morning as it's revealed the so-called blade runner's older brother is facing vehicular manslaughter charges for the death of a woman in a 2008 auto accident. meantime oscar pistorius is free on bail as he awaits murder charges in the death of reeva steenka steen
at the next several days. still seeing this major winter storm in the middle part of the u.s. eventually moving into the great lakes, including chicago and detroit. winter storm going to do a number here with the snow and the wind. going to be down right dangerous to be on the road throughout much of the plains and the midwest where this storm does track. temperatures are going to be for highs only into the 30s. so some areas may start out as rain and then change over to snow. as things get colder an the storm moves in. then for tomorrow, we're going to see the temperatures in the 30s for the mideast part. throughout the midwest. and a few lingering showers by thursday. northeast, 40. so get into some of the big e states you're 2k50e8ing with the rain shower. parts of nepg and the northeast, away from the higher elevations, from the colder spots. we'll have a better chance for some snow. then on saturday, things are turning rather quiet. just a few shower a few snow showers around the eastern lakes. other wise such of the country is going to get a little bit of a break from that series o
court has sentenced four men to prison for a year for the attack on the u.s. embassy during protests over an anti-islam film in cairo last september. the men were charged with trespassing, and destruction of property. after scaling the embassy walls and tearing down the american flag. >>> when we come back here tonight, a different perspective on the blizzard of 2013. >>> finally tonight, as the northeast recovers from this blizzard, looking at some of the feeds across twitter today, we're reminded that a lot of us see snow through different lenses. for example, the snow made quite an impression for this homeowner. or maybe we should say their door made quite an impression on the snow that had gathered on their front porch. here's one toddler who won't be venturing out. at least not until the snow melts below his chin or he grows another foot. we're not sure if this woman was posing or frozen in place. for the sake of argument let's say frozen in place for this pooch's ears. for some of us, all this snow was something to take a huge delight in. let it snow, let it snow. but if all th
cruise ships are registered in foreign countries and not subject to u.s. taxes and many regulations. the "triumph" is incorporated in the bahamas. >> this industry is unregulated because they have successfully hidden behind their foreign flags. >> reporter: in 2010, congress did pass the cruise vessel security and safety act, mandating better crime reporting at sea. but critics say it's not enough. >> there's no reason when a ship is mechanically deficient, operating out of the united states, that the united states cannot take action against the cruise lines. >> reporter: the industry says it has improved, implementing new safety policies following a string of disasters last year. like the cost of "concordia" and the cost of "allegra." >> this is already a heavily regulated industry. it's regulated at both international levels and national levels. and the enforcement occurs in multiple layers. >> reporter: dar says on any given day there are some 280 cruise ships on the open seas. carrying about 300,000 passengers. for those considering any kind of travel, the most important informa
will be the next leader of the catholic church? tonight, 11 u.s. cardinals are preparing to answer them. among them, the former archbishop of san francisco. today, he addressed the controversy surrounding another california cardinal, roger mahoney, and calls him for not to participate in the papal conclave. church maloney participated in a cover-up for priests who sexually abused children. >> he's the first to have said and apologized for theeres in judgment he made when they were first coming before him. >> tim lenin was raped and accused by his parish priest. he doesn't think mahoney deserves to select the next pope. >> those kind of officials, no matter what institution, should not be part of the process of any decision of the hierarchy. >> despite the outcry, cardinal maloney left for rome saturday. cardinal le vada leaves for tomorrow. >>> a bald eagle, on a joyride, from palo alto to redwood city. the joyride is over tonight. jean elle joins us in palo alto, where the eagle has landed. jean? >> reporter: it has landed safely. the eagle is safe here,al the palo alto junior museum and zoo, afte
people were injured in the collision. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threa
reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >> reporter: the white house insists that immigration reform is critical to helping the nation's economy, noting among those coming to the white house today for meetings with the white house, ceos from companies like yahoo! goldman sa
it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of p
authority is the lead investigator. both the u.s. coast guard and the national transportation safety board, the ntsb, are heavily involved, interviewing passengers and crew, trying to determine why the fire broke out and how it was handled and ultimately trying to prevent something like this from ever happening again. lester? >> thanks. the ordeal on the carnival "triumph" was difficult for everyone on board. for some, it did become a dire emergency. our chief medical correspondent, dr. nancy snyderman, has a story of one family's dream cruise that turned into a hair-raising evacuation on the high seas. [ cheers ] >> they're safe! >> thank you. >> reporter: their trip was supposed to be a birthday party and family reunion at sea. planned for more than a year and including 31 relatives. >> for me it was the most scariest part. i thought they're here for my birthday. >> reporter: this trip of a lifetime was ruined when at 5:30 last sunday the ship's p.a. system sounded alarms. their thoughts instantly turned to one member -- rachel alderett, 54 years old and suffering kidney disease. she nee
for. >> reporter: no indication yet the horse meat labeled beef has reached the u.s., but be sure the meat you're buying is what the label says it is. that butcher is the kind of guy who knows everyone's name, customers trust him. the trouble is, david, of course, that kind of service can cost you more, and when you're trying to feed a family, every dollar counts. >> thanks very much this morning. savannah? >>> a massive sculpture commemorating a special moment in american history is making waves this morning along san diego's waterfront. kristen dahlgren to explain. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. san diego is a big military town, so many people see this as incredibly patriotic. others just see it as an eyesore. people have actually resigned over it. take a look. 25-foot, 14,000-pound statue is causing a plus-sized controversy. it is one of history's most iconic images, the photograph taken at the end of world war ii has become larger than life, but not everyone likes how literally one artist took that. >> the ultimate in bad taste. >> reporter: the 25-foot bro
it as a real change. secretary of state kerry wants to show that he's taking the position seriously. >> the u.s. now saying it will provide nonlethal aid to the opposition. describe. >> they've already been doing that. i think what you're seeing is more nonlethal aid. the united states until now mob providing communication mostly radio. about $50 million. today, secretary kerry said there will be another $60 million, another toe in the water, if you will, toward the opposition to provide them with food. to provide them with money. to help govern liberated areas. it's significant, because when you put another toe in the water, there's a possibility that you're going to jump in with the full body. but that's not what we're seeing right now. it's non -- military aid, nonlethal aid. it's a little more. >> there has always been some reluctance on the part of the administration, as you said to dive too deeply into this concept of syria. and one of the areas they cite is not knowing who the opposition is. and the concern there might be al qaeda among the opposition fighters. what would you say to that
and 1964 are the largest generation in u.s. history. yet, there are many myths and misconceptions about them. >> here to tell us what she's learned about her generation is "today" contributor and host of "rltv's boomers 2.0, a generation and reimagined" and "rethink 50 plus" is our good friend jane pauley. >> hi, jane. >> a little cleavage in the morning. >> that is what we like. >> that's the way we like our jane. let's be honest. >> thank you for pointing that out. thank you so much for pointing that out. >> that's what we're here for. >> by the way, my generation is our generation. >> right, exactly. >> you, hoda, are the trailing edge. she's on the cusp. you're the trailing edge. i'm the leading edge of the baby boomers. >> i'm right there with you. >> you're ripe. >> oh, boy am i ripe. >> you certainly are. >> rltv in partnership with aarp has done these two programs on the next week on the 14th -- wednesday, i think -- re-evaluating the impact of our generation. i mean, everybody knows the impact we have had, but that we continue to have is the issue, and the numbers would surpris
a lot of hats. well, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >> by now you v probably seen the commercials where they blindfold people and put them in these filthy-looking room which tells us they stink but the people aren't bowled over by the stench. we wanted to learn more about the science behind those adds and the $3.5 billion air scent industry. we went to philadelphia to see about that. with the commercials and campaigns, the makers of febreze try to convince you their products can mask the most offensive orders leaving people misty phied. it turns out, there is serious science behind the ads and the obnoxious odors. dr. pamela dalton is a researcher at the minel chemical center. she studies the way we process smells. she asked us to show us how those spritzes and sprays can evoke so much. >> if somebody entered the room as they do in the commercial without the blindfold, they would be very bias about their expectations of what the room should smell like. >> without seeing the mess, it is almost impossible to smell it, which i found out firsthand.
. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and "wall street journal" and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. and now apple. the hackers have names like ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> here we see dota logging into one of its e-mail accounts. >> reporter: how does it work? the attackers penetrate a computer sending deceptive e-mails, trick ing users to clicking on a
in new york. coming up from here, we'll talk to one of the u.s. cardinals who will help elect the next pope. as you know, the church has dealt with a lot of controversies and challenges in recent years. what are the cardinals looking for in the next leader? we'll get into that, matt. >> savannah, i don't want to telltales out of school, but you flew to rome overnight with cardinal dolan of new york. so, did you ask him who he might be voting for? >> it's possible. i may have asked him a few more questions. listen, if i had any confessions to make, it was extremely handy. we highway good chat and talked about the big decision facing him. he mentioned he is new at this as well. this will be his first conclave. i think he is looking forward to getting more information as well. >> i can just see you getting close to him as he was sleeping to see if he was talking in his sleep. we'll let you go at that. >> i know. and trying to get the wine over there, too, but no, no. i would noefr do that. >>> this sounds like something out of the movies. one man out west decided to bury his multimillion
that very reverberated throughout europe and the u.s. and for that he apologized. >> the innocent victims of this crime. >> he has taken on modern issues, speaking about climate change and starting twitter, facebook, and youtube accounts while reinforcing the stand on homosexuality. he will eventually move into a residence in the vatican. they are hoping to elect a new pope by the end of march before he's star easter. he will not be able to vote for his successor because he's over the age of 80. >> michelle, thank you. >>> los angeles police department is hoping that a $1 million reward will lead to new clues in the search for former cop, christopher dorner, accused of killing a police officer and a couple engaged to be married. sources say he dumped his police uniform and ammunition the morning after the first two murders last weekend. his trail went cold in the mountains three miles outside of los angeles. >>> and now for a look for what is trending today, a quick round-up of what has you trending online. spotify has released the top songs for valentine's day. topping the list is "i won
's greater than any u.s. hurricane, except katrina in 2005. the report also blames 72 deaths directly on sandy, making it the deadliest hurricane to strike the northeast in four decades. >>> we are mourning the loss of veteran nbc news foreign correspondent tom aspell. he died monday after a two-year battle with lung cancer. aspell spent 28 years with nbc covering world-changing events, including the fall of saddam hussein and the war in afghanistan. he displayed what brian williams called an intense brand of cool under fire. tom aspell was 62 years old and all of us who worked with him remember him so well and loved him dearly. >>> it was a ride to remember for a pregnant woman heading to the hospital a few days ago in connecticut. with three feet of snow on the ground from that blizzard and lori wood about to give birth, five neighbors fashioned a car luggage carrier into a sled. they then dragged her a thousand yards until they found a plowed road and a car that could get her to the hospital. and she gave birth to this beautiful little baby boy, jimmy, about an hour later. that's a
: the judge just upped pistorius' bail to 1 million ran, the equivalent of 112,000 u.s. dollars and lots of conditions on this. pistorius has to surrender his passport, firearms, can't use drugs or alcohol, can't return to the crime scene which is his home. he needs permission to leave his town and has to check in with police twice a week. savannah? >> all right. michele kosinski with the breaking news in south africa. let's turn to john cue kelly a defense attorney who's got a lot of experience covering trials. john, good morning to you. >> how are you doing? >> good. let's look at this bail decision in perspective. i mean on the one hand, we saw a judge who really ripped the prosecution's case, aspects of it, called into question aspects of pistorius' story. does the bail decision have any real influence on what will ultimately happen at trial? >> no, it doesn't. it did give us a good look in terms of how the evidence will be received at trial. the judge didn't base his bail decision just on the strength or weakness of the prosecution's case. it had a lot to do with the community ties
in the snow today will help them in their search. meanwhile, police and u.s. marshals removed approximately ten bags of evidence from dorner's mother's home yesterday. police say both his mother and sister cooperated with the search. dorner is wanted for allegedly going on a deadly revenge-fueled rampage, targeting fellow officers and law enforcement officials he blames for ending his police career. >>> a new details this morning on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents just released reveal how ravi kumra was killed. he was died on his kitchen floor of asphyxiation. suspect used packaging tape to blindfold and gag him and tied his hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with in case. police say kumra frequently hired prostitutes, including the woman who is in custody. they believe she turned over information about his mansion to other suspects who are gang members. the gangs are known to carry out home invasions, targeting asian and indian families. according to the affidavit, dna evidence led them to those suspects. >>>
, in ninth grade. he hadn't had u.s. history yet. i didn't think that he was going to get the question about history when i saw the category military guys because even in the turn he hadn't been getting a lot of the military or american history questions. >> wow! sizing up the competition. >> we're going to play our own game of jeopardy right now. >> it's all on you. it's all on him. >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> we didn't rig it like that. which president was the only one to be elected twice but not in a row? was it -- [ buzzer ] >> grover cleveland. >> yeah, it was grover cleveland. yeah. >> very good. >> all right. >> we're doing great so far. >> when you say "we." >> you mean leonard? >> me and leonard. >> i was actually going to give you a multiple choice. >> i don't think that's going to be happening a lot. >> i wouldn't have even needed to know a president. which president gave camp david its name after his father and grandson? >> eisenhower. >> dwight d. eisenhower is correct. that's an old person answer. >> that's good. tied 1-1 now. >> question three, folks. here we go. which
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